Season 1, Episode 8 The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

First Aired: August 12, 2012

The ratings for "News Night" plummet after it downplays a pair of sensational stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to lure back enough viewers to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is disappointed by the lack of coverage of an important financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.

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Guest Cast

Paul Schneider Brian Brenner
David Krumholtz Dr. Jack Habib
Jane Fonda Leona Lansing
Chris Messina Reese Lansing
Terry Crews Lonny Church
Adina Porter Kendra James